The Google Home hub is a new product from Google that, among many other things, hopes to promote Google Assistant just as much as any of the other products Google announced today.
On October 4, Google held an event that was meant to show off not only new hardware, but how its new machine learning- and artificial intelligence-based Assistant is meant to hold them all together.
It looks like no one wants the “Facebook Phone”, at least according to BGR, who says that sales of the HTC First at AT&T have been so bad that the company has decided to discontinue the device. How bad is bad? They say less than 15,000 units have been sold since the device launched in mid-April. That’s pretty horrible considering how big AT&T is.
Facebook recently invited a bunch of media outlets over to their campus to demo several features slated to come to a new version of Facebook Home. During the presentation, the company revealed that Home has been downloaded less than a million times.
If that’s not embarrassing, I don’t know what is.
According to TechCrunch, who has been keeping an eye on Facebook Home’s entry in Google’s Play Store, over half a million people have given the app a go. It took an astounding nine days to reach that milestone. Many thought it would happen much faster.
Facebook Home is going to launch today … eventually, and one of its best features, at least in my opinion, is Chat Heats. It’s a horrible name, I’ll grant you that much, but it’s a powerful concept.
Facebook Home, what Mark Zuckerberg refers to as a “collection of apps”, is going to launch today. It’ll be available in the Google Play Store in the United States, but I honestly can’t tell you if it’ll hit other countries. Me being in Finland, with lots of friends in the UK and various Asian countries, I hope that Facebook is smart enough to let everyone get in on the Home action.
Facebook Home is going to launch tomorrow.
What is it? It’s a replacement Android launcher that takes over nearly every part of your phone. It changes your lock screen, it changes your home screen, it changes your app launcher, and it also installs this neat little messaging client called “Chat Heads”.